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2015 November

Fear and childbirth in Uganda

2017-07-18T01:48:18-04:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

It’s morning and the sun is up, shining on the mud, and Zak, the dog, has left his bright orange ball to chase Tiblets. Tibs, as Liz is fond of calling him, is the poor cat who just took off into the bush. There is another way, though, and one of our cats, Mister Bubbles, [...]

2015 February

Singing in the heart of Africa

2017-07-18T02:41:46-04:00February 9th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

It’s a beautiful morning in Africa, not just because the sun is rising and the birds are singing and the monkeys jumping, but because my daughter too is singing. She has been working on this piece for weeks – it’s an Adele song – and I will never tire of hearing it because there’s a [...]

2014 August

The strange death of Godwin Chepkurgor, and saying a prayer for an African marriage.

2017-07-19T00:53:46-04:00August 6th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Getting married, not to mention being a journalist, in Africa has its cultural quirks, and dangers, as evidenced by the recent strange death of journalist Godwin Chepkurgor, who was apparently just killed by a herd of bull elephants while on assignment for a Kenyan publication. This sort of thing happens in Africa once in a [...]